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Double trouble but double joy

Nothing, not even your own previous parenting experience can prepare you for the demands and the logistics of having multiples. from the moment they are born the reality of having two tiny babies to care for hits you. Who do you pick up first? Who do you feed first? Who do you comfort first when…… Continue reading Double trouble but double joy

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Top 5 posts of 2016

So 2016 shocked me somewhat as my little blog went from getting a few visitors to being read in over 150 countries and Facebook went from about 600 followers to a whopping 3,000 which still amazes me on a daily basis. All of your comments and messages spurred me on and gave me the confidence…… Continue reading Top 5 posts of 2016

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Finding the positive in prematurity

I have written a lot about how having a premature baby effects them and you not just during neonatal but long into the future so thisΒ World Prematurity DayΒ I wanted to focus on the positivity that can be found in prematurity. It may seem a crazy thing to say but positives really can come from even…… Continue reading Finding the positive in prematurity

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This is what RSV & Bronchiolitis in preemies can look like

I have not looked at this picture in 19 months, I put it into a draw and locked it away whilst I struggled to overcome the trauma of what happened on March 16th 2015 and the days that followed. Looking at it now is more painful and raw than you can imagine. I am immediately…… Continue reading This is what RSV & Bronchiolitis in preemies can look like

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Look beyond a smile

Looking back at old photos on hubbies phone and I just found this one, how knackered do I look and absolutely covered in cold sores! It was the eve of the twins due date and they were 9 weeks old. They had been home from NICU for 4 weeks but twin one had only been…… Continue reading Look beyond a smile

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7 things I wish I had done during NICU

When our twins were born 9 weeks premature we were thrust into a fog of fear, separation and numbness. Looking back now there are so many things I wish someone had told me to consider doing because 20 months on there are things that I think could have helped and other things I wish I…… Continue reading 7 things I wish I had done during NICU